Its 2021 and this year too we are celebrating festivals in a dull manner with increasing numbers of Covid patients. Ya, the same covid and blah blah. We don’t need any explanation now on what is Holi or Dhulivandhan or Holika. The Holi festival reminds me of 1990s day where there was no rain dance or DJ. It was just water, water balloons and hell lots of “chipku” colors (The colors which takes time to go off).
But, to be honest, I use to love this chipku colors coz it was funny to see colored faces next day in school. We hardly use to recognized our own friends and later we use to laugh coz we played with some other kids.
Yes, there were some cons too. We used dirty muddy water and even threw eggs. The most nostalgic thing in Holi was to get up early in morning just to fill bucket full of water balloons. But right now, all these things are ban (but not in between us). So instead came rain dance and DJ. Today, everybody loves this rain dance and DJ. But one things I like about today’s Holi is the different types of gadgets for kids. Like Water Gun in form of pretty bag or Riffle Gun. So I bought one water gun bag for my daughter. She was very happy but it became heavy after filling water in it. And I was the one, behind her, carrying that bag and she targeted me only.
Back in 1990s, we had this silver color. The friend is “Ghost” when his/her face gets covered by this silver color. The one who has this color, we use to refer him/her as “Ameer Dost (rich friend) “.
To maintain the clean face was very big task then, coz school had this strict rule that student will be punished if his/her face is not clear. So we use to apply oil on our face before playing with colors. Or keep on cleaning the face with good water. And We even used shampoo.
But Still one corner use to left behind. Mostly, that corner was ears. But we didn’t care of ears and thank god for the colored ears n not the face.
Memories. Memories.. Those days will not come back. But still we can recreate it. Waiting for covid to go.. N silver color to come back to life.
Holi Hai Bhai Holi Hai, Bura Na Mano Holi hai.
(Please don’t mind, It’s Holi festival)